Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Weekend B.O. Oct.17-19 - How Did 'Dear White People' Do and What Might it Mean? Weekend B.O. Oct.17-19 - How Did 'Dear White People' Do and What Might it Mean? Trailer Debut: 'Black Dynamite' Season 2 Arrives Trailer Debut: 'Black Dynamite' Season 2 Arrives Review: 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Proves That Iron Mike Isn't Afraid to Dress Himself Down Review: 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Proves That Iron Mike Isn't Afraid to Dress Himself Down Donald Glover Adds to Growing Film Slate - Joins Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Martian' Donald Glover Adds to Growing Film Slate - Joins Cast of Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller 'The Martian' It All Started at a BSU Meeting: Justin Simien on 'Dear White People', Raven-Symoné, and the Black Art House (Interview) It All Started at a BSU Meeting: Justin Simien on 'Dear White People', Raven-Symoné, and the Black Art House (Interview) Warner Bros Reveals Details on Its 10 DC Comics Film Adaptations. Will Include a Cyborg Movie Starring Ray Fisher Warner Bros Reveals Details on Its 10 DC Comics Film Adaptations. Will Include a Cyborg Movie Starring Ray Fisher T.I. Teases His 'Ant-Man' Role - "I Play a Superhero's Homeboy" T.I. Teases His 'Ant-Man' Role - "I Play a Superhero's Homeboy" Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Steve McQueen Goes With Newcomer Devon Terrell to Play the Lead in His HBO Project Steve McQueen Goes With Newcomer Devon Terrell to Play the Lead in His HBO Project Sean Penn Puts Post-Earthquake Haiti In Focus In New Feature Doc 'Haiti Untold' - Now Streaming on Netflix Sean Penn Puts Post-Earthquake Haiti In Focus In New Feature Doc 'Haiti Untold' - Now Streaming on Netflix In Wake of 'Gotham' Controversy Comes 'Painted Down' - New Doc Chronicling Struggles & Hard Fought Victories of Black Stunt People In Wake of 'Gotham' Controversy Comes 'Painted Down' - New Doc Chronicling Struggles & Hard Fought Victories of Black Stunt People TV One Airs First-Ever Original, Scripted Work of Horror - Trilogy Titled 'The Fright Night Files' TV One Airs First-Ever Original, Scripted Work of Horror - Trilogy Titled 'The Fright Night Files' 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series ABC Is Making Changes To The Next-Day Online Availability Of Its Series Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Rock-Loving Teen Pours Cola Over Her Body in Teaser for Brazilian Coming-of-Age Drama 'August Winds'

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act July 29, 2014 at 7:44PM

Did the title get your attention? The teaser should too.
2
"August Winds"

Did the title get your attention? The teaser should too.

Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro, whose provocative film "Domestica" (Housemaids) has been covered on this site several times, is premiering his next feature film drama titled "August Winds" (Ventos de Agosto) at the Locarno Film Festival, which takes place August 6-16.

"Winds" is a coming-of-age drama - set in Brazil - that follows a teen girl named Shirley, who has moved from the city to a small coastal village in order to look after her grandmother. Shirley, a rock-music lover who aspires to become a tattoo artist, works along with her boyfriend Jeison at a local coconut plantation. "August Winds" refers to the month when tropical storms are more likely to land in the coastal area. Things take a surprising turn when a wind specialist comes to research "the intertropical zone of convergence".

Here's the full synopsis below, courtesy of the festival's site

Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her grandmother. There, she drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music, dreams of being a tattoo artist and feels trapped in the tiny coastal village. She is involved with Jeison, who also works on the coconut farm and who free dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time. The month of August is usually the time when tropical storms pound the coastline and a wind specialist comes to the village to research the intertropical zone of convergence. While high tides and growing winds rage, a surprising discovery takes Shirley and Jeison on a journey that confronts them with the duality between life and death, loss and memory, the wind and the sea.

Dandara de Morais and Geová Manoel Dos Santos star.

In the peculiarly interesting teaser below, Shirley pours Coca-Cola all over her body. It's been said that the soda is used in some countries as sun-tanning lotion, as it supposedly speeds up the skin darkening process.

For now, you can thankfully forget all you've heard about Latinos/Afro-Latinos, or black people for that matter, not wanting to get darker. 

We look forward to an extended trailer. Meanwhile, watch the teaser and take a look at the poster underneath it:



TEASER - Ventos de Agosto / August Winds - by Gabriel Mascaro from Desvia on Vimeo.

August Winds Poster

Shadow & ActNewsletter